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Bout of Books and Getting Back to the Blog

By Curlygeek04 @curlygeek04

bout16I’m almost done (!) with grad school and I’ve been thinking a lot about getting back to my blog.  It may seem like I haven’t been away, but I know I have.

I don’t do a lot of organized reading events, mainly because I read plenty without forcing myself, which seems to take the fun out of it.  But this week I’m going to give Bout of Books a try.  It’s a low-pressure read-a-thon where I basically do what I would have done anyway – read!  So it feels like a fun way to get back into the social part of blogging.  I still have a busy work week ahead, so we’ll see what I’m able to do.  My goals are small: if I can get a few posts or tweets in this week, I will.

Interested in joining?  Here’s more about it:

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 9th and runs through Sunday, May 15th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 16 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. – From the Bout of Books team

What am I planning to read?

  • Finish Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. So, so good.
  • Finish Company Town by Madeline Ashby, a book I just got from Tor and NetGalley.
  • Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (I loved Americanah; this a library book so has to be read next)
  • Rush Oh! by Shirley Barrett (a Baileys longlist nominee and I’ve heard great things)

That should be plenty of reading for a week. If I get through those I’ll add either Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie or The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin. Anyone read either of these?

Happy reading everyone!


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